By Duncan Eaton

HE was known as the singer’s singer and the man with the golden voice.

Matt Monro Senior, who had huge hits in the fifties and sixties, died more than 30 years ago but his timeless records, like Born Free and Portrait of My Love, probably get more radio air play today than any other artiste.

He was only 54 when he passed away after losing his brave battle against cancer. The music world was robbed of a superstar crooner who had so much more music to give.

Now Matt Munro Junior is keeping his father’s rich musical legacy alive and will be bringing the amazing life story of the 'Singer's Singer', now in its fourth year, to Eastleigh’s Concorde on Sept 27.

The nostalgia filled evening will include archive video footage and personal stories.

Matt Jr was only 13 years old when he was invited by his father to join him on stage for a duet. From that moment on, he knew that he wanted to be a singer.

Part of a nationwide tour, he will treat the Concorde audience to his dad’s glittering back catalogue including Walk Away, Softy As I Leave You, From Russia With Love, If I Never Sing Another Song, Gonna Build A Mountain, On Days Like These, Change The World, Birth of the Blues, Yesterday and This is the Life.

Matt junior is 54 - his father was the same age when he died. A year after his father’s death, Monro Jnr performed a tribute show at the Grosvenor House Hotel, in London, to more than 2,000 people.

He feels close to his late father when he sings his songs and says it helped him come to terms with the loss.

Monro junior signed with EMI in 1995 and the marvels of modern technology enabled him to sing with his father again.

The album, Matt Sings Monro, is a collection of Matt Monro songs, rearranged as duets featuring father and son.

In the last few years Matt junior has been working with his late father’s musical director, the legendary Colin Keyes.

A former East London bus driver, Matt senior, whose real name was Terence Edward Parsons, perfected his lyrical baritone techniques while serenading his passengers. And his golden coated tones were just the ticket for his army of fans.

It was while serving in the British Army in Hong Kong, that his talents were first noticed.

He became one of the most popular entertainers on the international music scene in the sixties and seventies. He was rarely off our screens during the heyday of TV variety.

During his 30 year career Munro senior filled cabaret clubs, music halls, and stadiums far and wide, from Australia, Japan, the Phillipines and Hong Kong to Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.

In poll after poll Monro was voted Britain’s best male singer despite performing easy listening ballads at a time when the charts were full of rock and roll.

American crooner Frank Sinatra once said that Matt Monro was the only British singer he ever listened to.

Praise does not come higher than that and Matt junior will be weaving that Munro magic, admired by Ol Blue Eyes, when he checks into The Concorde on September 27.

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